Halloween is just around the corner, and children of all ages will be celebrating by taking over the neighborhood for some trick or treating fun. If you are still looking for the perfect Halloween costume, safety tips to keep your little fairy safe, alternative goodies to give to your community ghosts and goblins, or decorations to turn your home into the perfect haunted house, check out the best AC has to offer on Halloween trick or treating.
Family Themed Group Halloween Costume Ideas by AC Contributor Nicole Mohr
Would you like to get the whole family involved in Halloween this year? Celebrate the holiday together by dressing up in a group theme. AC producer Nicole Mohr offers twelve ideas for family-oriented themed costumes that are perfect for different sized families. My favorite is the beekeeper and bees, but you may find that dressing as the Osbournes is more your style.
Five Cheap Halloween Costumes for Kids by AC Contributor Meg C
If you’re on a budget this October, then make an impressive Halloween costume for your child using your creativity and items you have at home. Grab your bag of makeup, gather up old clothes, and visit your local Dollar Store or Wal-Mart for those few accessories you don’t have lying around. Whether dressing your child as an old favorite, such as a ghost, or as something original, such as a bag of jelly beans, this article will give you the details on how to create five inexpensive costumes that any child will enjoy.
Tips for Decorating Your Trick-or-Treat Sack by AC Contributor Linda Ann Nickerson
Every child needs something to haul home their candy load in. A tote that is comfortable, that deters danger, coordinates with the costume, and collects lots of candy is fulfilling its duties as one of the most important trick or treating accessories. Read this article to discover the ideal trick or treat sack, tips on decorating it for safety and coordinating it with costumes, as well as what to do with it once the Halloween fun is over with.
Trick or Treat for Charity by AC Contributor Shannon Wilson
Halloween can be a great opportunity to teach children about giving. Instead of trick or treating for candy, trick or treat for a cause. You and your child can choose from one of the suggestions in this article or, while reading this article, get an idea for another philanthropy you would like to support.
10 Trick or Treating Safety Tips by AC Contributor S. Wallick
You shouldn’t go trick or treating without considering the topic of safety. Where should I take my child trick or treating? Is my child’s costume going to endanger him in any way? Are there any safety tips I have taught throughout the years that I will need to reinforce tonight? This article not only addresses those questions of Halloween safety that need to be considered before leaving the house for trick or treating, but also those safety issues that occur during and after the candy collecting is over, making this concise article a must read for parents.
Halloween: Trick or Treating Safety Tips by AC Contributor SJ Murphy
When you set your little vampire loose on the neighborhood, being careful is the furthest thing from his mind. Be over-prepared this Halloween and read every safety article you can, including this one. AC producer SJ Murphy covers trick or treating precautions that parents should take to ensure not only their children but also others’ children have a safe and fun fright night experience.
Healthier Alternatives for Halloween Trick or Treating by AC Contributor Jessica Frame
Sweets are the quintessential Halloween treat, but they are not the healthiest edibles. Many parents would appreciate a more wholesome substitute to the sugar-packed goodies usually handed out to tricksters and treaters. This article presents five great ideas for healthier alternatives to candy that you can hand out this Halloween and which will keep smiles on the neighborhood monsters.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat: Great Alternatives to Giving Out Candy by AC Contributor Patty Oh
Are you still stumped about an alternative to candy that you can give the creatures that show up at your door shouting “Trick or treat!”? This article presents affordable alternatives, from glow-in-the-dark necklaces to bubbles, and where to find them. Instead of handing out an inevitable sugar rush, just stick with handing out more fun.
8 Ways to Decorate Your Porch for Halloween by AC Contributor Zana Quinn
The experience of trick or treating is made even better for kids when they approach a lit doorway surrounded by grinning jack-o-lanterns, cackling witches, and hanging ghosts. You can choose to go out and buy these decorations for your front door, or you can make inexpensive versions. The eight prop ideas in this article will turn your everyday porch into a trick or treating spook spot.
Inexpensive Decorations for Halloween by AC Contributor C. Jeanne Heida
How can you not decorate your home, turning it into a haunt Halloween visitors will remember, with the cheap adornments suggested in this article? These spooktacular decorations you can make at home with as little as construction paper, scissors, glue, and markers! Make it a family activity and have children help decorate for the arrival of tricksters and treaters.